John.Laninga

John.Laninga

Lives in United States USA, TX, United States
Works as a Retired
Has a website at www.laninga.com
Joined on Nov 1, 1999

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  • Take a look at the link below. Most if not all the Barcelona pictures were taken with an X30. Most of the Empress were as well. Lots more in other albums, but those should do. https://johnlaninga.s ...
  • Created discussion thread GIMP question
    Seems like every 2 years I have to pay Phase One $100 or so for a "new" version of Capture One.   Thought I'd try GIMP, but Apple refuses to install it since it is not from the App store or an ...
  • Replied in Hear, hear....
    Another vote.  I've tried other compacts but the X30 always is my favorite.  I've added a thumb rest which makes all the difference in the world in handling.  Great all around camera!
  • I've been using it a few weeks since it replaced my EyeFi cloud service.  In general, it works well but I am having some issues with bandwidth.  Currently, images upload from my camera to my phone ...
  • Created discussion thread X30 and Google Pixel
    Going out for some evening lights and shopping, stopped for a glass of wine.  Had my X30 with me, as well as my brand new Google Pixel.   The glass on the bar looked interesting, so took a picture ...
  • FWIW, on my X-S1 I have no lens creep as long as I always return the lens to 24mm.  It's almost like there is a small detent or something to hold the lens.  If I leave the lens out anything beyond ...
  • Created discussion thread My X-S1
    After many tears of excellent use, my X-S1 is retiring.  I still have the original boxes and stuff, extra batteries etc. etc. so I will put it up for sale next week.  The only reason I'm telling ...
  • You can get the same type of stuff in sheet form for much less. It's called Quake Secure, available on Amazon, and I use it to hold stuff in place in my motor home. Works great, holds tight,...

  • Yes, it was a custom build.  When I ordered it (via chat) the web price was $1,795.  The chat person offered the WAN card for free.  Then the SATA drive was on backorder, so he offered to upgrade ...
  • Replied in Here's my choice
    After much deliberation, I chose the Lenovo Yoga X1. It has a 14" WQHD screen, 16G RAM, and a 512 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe.  It also has a pen, I added the WAN card slot, and it cost me ...
  • Created discussion thread Deleting the restore partition
    I have an older Lenovo IdeaPad 11S which has worked well for me as a travel computer. It will even run Capture One with reasonable speed. It has an i5 processor, 8G RAM, and a 128G SSD. The ...
  • I switched from PC to Mac about 5 years ago, but am in the process of switching back to PC. Got a HP with i7, 16G RAM, 512SSD and 17" touch screen for under $1,000 on the way. On my Mac, I switched ...
  • Created discussion thread Album software
    Quite a few years ago I switched from Windows to Mac, now I'm thinking of switching back. But all my albums (mostly family and travel pictures, 25,000+ images, 100GB total) is stored in Apple ...
  • Created discussion thread XF1: Green, DR, Macro, more
    So I've got all this fancy photo gear, but the little XF1 continues to be a fun thing.  So when we went for a walk I took only the XF1, set to EXR.  No messing around, the camera does all the ...
  • I just completed a trip to the west coast of Canada (including the Banff area), a place with lots of shooting opportunity. I took my APS-C with 18-135mm lens for exactly the same reasons as you ...
  • Created discussion thread Pentax 15mm vs. 35mm
    Just for fun, I compared my DA15mm to my recently bought "plastic fantastic". Not bad for a cheap lens! (posted on an old blog site because DPR requires Adobe Flash and my android tablet doesn't ...
  • Created discussion thread XS-1 continues to shine
    Decided to leave all the DSLR stuff at home and once again use only the XS-1 for a trip to visit the Benedictine Abby in New Mexico. The XS-1 continues to be an excellent travel camera despite ...
  • I did use P mode with Auto program line, which is my standard U1 setting.  I usually have U2 set for fast action, using Sport program line and higher ISO's.  However, I had changed my U2 for the ...
  • Created discussion thread Steam train (K3ii, 5 img)
    I know there are train enthusiasts in the UK so thought I would add a few from this side of the pond. Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a 3 ft narrow gauge heritage railroad running between ...
  • Created discussion thread Checking the scenery (2 img, K3ii)
    Went up to Overlook Pass in Colorado, elevation 11,600ft.  The sky is so blue at this altitude!  Two images, using K3ii with 18-135mm, shot RAW, processed and resized in Capture One. Looking down ...
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